Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 20, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Make-a-Wish Basket Bingo
Third annual basket bingo, Saturday, April 22, Delmar VFW, Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Proceeds go to Make-a-Wish Foundation. Phone 302-249-2546 for more information.

Scrapbooker's Crop
Scrapbooker's Crop, Saturday, April 22, Epworth Fellowship Church, Laurel, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 13 vendors, goodie bags, tools, three meals, classes, games, contests. Phone 875-4254. Proceeds will benefit Epworth's youth group.

Benefit Poker Run
Fourth annual Mason-Dixon Classic Chevy Club Poker Run, Sunday, April 23, Nylon Capital Shopping Center, Seaford, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Run begins at noon. Entry fee is $10 per car. Trophies to winners; dash plaques to first 50 registered cars. Proceeds to Children's House By The Sea. Phone 629-6355.

AAUW Geranium Pick Up
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 29, between 8 and 11 a.m. Any order not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public.

Car Show and Yard Sale
Car show and yard sale, Saturday, April 29, behind Woodbridge High School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to benefit the Woodbridge High School Music Boosters (raindate is April 30). Yard sale spaces are $10 (bring your own tables); car show entry is $10 (dash plaques to first 50 entrants) with trophies in three groups. Concession stand available. Call 337-0381 for more information.

Cow Drop is Coming April 30
Cow Drop, Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., Laurel High football field to benefit the Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Squares are $10 and tickets are available at the Insurance Market, MCM Jewelers or Judy Vickers (875-4306).

Support the July 4th Fireworks
The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.

COURSES

Beekeeping Short Course
Delaware Beekeepers, in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension are offering a "Beekeeping Short Course" on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The course fee is $25 (payable at the door) and includes cold platter lunch, drinks and a one-year membership in the Delaware Beekeepers Association. The location of the course is the Apiary of Warren and Joan Seaver, 3619 Bayside Drive, Little Creek, Del. The course is designed to provide basic management training, including classroom and hands-on instruction to beginner and novice beekeepers or individuals that have an interest in maintaining Honey Bee colonies. For pre-registration or other additional information, contact: John Tulloch, 302-378-1917, or Warren or Joan Seaver, 302-674-8969

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, April 25, at 1 p.m., Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program refresher course, Thursday, May 18, at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve a space. For reservations call 875-2536.

MEETINGS

Democrat Club meets April 24
Western Sussex Democrat Club will have their meeting on Monday, April 24, at Dukes Recreation Pool House on Sycamore Road, Laurel. Special speaker is Harriett Smith-Windsor, Secretary of State. Covered Dish dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30 pm.

AARP annual banquet
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 annual banquet, at Bridgeville Fire Hall, Friday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. DJ dance music. Cost is $15 per person. Members and guests must make reservations before May 5. Call hospitality chairman, Betty Martens, 629-9789.

Midland Grange Open House
Midland Grange 27 open house and award ceremony, Saturday, April 22, at 106 North Race Street, Georgetown, noon to 3 p.m. For details call Becky Breasure 856-2173.

Genealogical Society
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meeting, Saturday, April 22, upstairs at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library,10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Guest speaker Ralph A. Riggin will speak on two topics - the Willey-Outten murder case and its significance to the boundaries of Maryland and Delaware; and also the origins and migration patterns of some significant Sussex County families.

AARP Chapter 5340
AARP Chapter 5340 board meeting, 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, Sussex County Airport conference room, Georgetown. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.

MOAA looking for new members Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting was Tuesday, April 18,at 11:45 a.m., at LaRosa Negra, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes. The guest speaker was MG Frances Vavala, the Adjutant General, State of Delaware. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include public health services and NOAA and their surviving spouses. Phone 302-539-7406.

FOOD

Elks Lodge Fish Fry
Past Exalted Ruler's Association of the Seaford Elks Lodge annual fund raiser, fried trout fish fry, Saturday, April 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Trout are one-half pound each. Smoking and non-smoking area. Drinks will be available for an additional cost. Price is $7 per person; children 5-10at one-half price. Advance tickets only with the deadline of April 28. They may be purchased at the lodge Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night or by calling Jim Cecil at 875-3810. The lodge is located north of Seaford on Elks Road.

St. Stephen's Dinner
St. Stephen's United Methodist Church chicken and crust dinner, Saturday, April 29, 4 to 7 p.m., at 101 E. State St., Delmar, Del. Adults, $7; children, $3.50; children under six are free.

Church Offers Dinners
C.H. Foggie Church, Bridgeville, dinners, Saturday, April 29, noon. Dinners will be served at 619 Center St., Laurel. Oyster platter, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken. Phone 875-7438.

Legion Post 19 Barbecue
Chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 6, American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Price is $6 a platter, Take out ready by noon. Orders of 10 or more will be delivered in the Laurel area. Tickets on sale; cutoff date is April 29. Profits to to the Legion Color Guard. Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 bake sale at the same time with profits to the emergency fund. Bring baked items on Friday or by 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Boy Scout chicken barbecue
Seaford Boy Scout Troop 182 (Mt. Olivet Church) chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dover Electric parking lot, Norman Eskridge Highway, by Nanticoke Little Park, Williams Pond Park, rain or shine. $5 for a half chicken. Drinks and desserts available.

Rotary Pig Pickin' Hoedown
The Harrington-Felton-Greenwood Rotary Club has planned a "Pig Pickin' Hoedown" for Friday, May 12, from 6:30 until 10 p.m. at the Robbins Farm on Paradise Alley Road near Felton. The evening will feature roast pig right from the smoker plus all the "fixin's" and the bluegrass music of the Dave Kenton Group and Pink Grass. A silent auction and games will be a part of the evening mix. Hosts Kim and Kevin Robins and the Rotary invite the public to come enjoy the evening. Tickets are $25 per person and include food, beverages and all the fun. For tickets, call 302-349-4243 or email interiorsforyou2@comcast.net.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Paws for a Cause
AMVETS (American Veterans) Ladies Auxiliary Post 1694 of Seaford, oyster fritter or chicken salad sandwiches, starting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 21, to benefit "Paws for a Cause," at Seaford VFW, Middleford Road. Karaoke and music will be by Keeper of the Stars.

Laurel Class of 1956 reunion
The final luncheon meeting of the Laurel High School Class of 1956 to prepare for the 50th class reunion will be Friday, April 21, at RJ Riverside at 11:30 a.m. Decisions will be finalized for the scholarship and the program for the three-day reunion. Call Trenny Elliott at 645-5071 for luncheon reservations.

Penny party fund raiser April 22
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Laurel penny party fund raiser, Saturday, April 22, 6 p.m. Admission is $2. The church is located at 33038 Mr. Pleasant Road. Travel Rt. 24 West approximately 3 miles, then turn right on Mt. Pleasant Road.

Kids' Fest seeks exhibitors
Community organizations, particularly those serving youth and their families, are invited to participate in the 9th annual Kids' Fest to be held on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The event provides fun and games, education and entertainment while supporting youth activities in Southern Delaware. It features a Healthy kids expo, a Youth Talent Show, a variety of horse and pony events and hands-on activities, an Inflatable Fair and carnival games. Activities are planned to attract teens as well as the younger crowd. Kids' Fest also provides an opportunity for community organizations to participate and to highlight their activities and services. Participation is free to non-profit organizations. Kids' Fest coordinators ask only that each organization provide a hands-on activity for young people as a part of the event. For more information about Kids' Fest or to register an organization to be a part of the event, call Linda Chick at 302-398-5194 or Robin Fleming at 302-542-6065.

Bethel Museum is open
The Bethel Maritime Museum on First Street, Bethel, will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Laurel Lions Club Show
Laurel Lions Variety Show, April 20-22, Laurel High School. The dinner theater is Thursday, April 20; combination tickets are $18. Call Brad Spicer at 875-7419. Dinner theater tickets are not sold at the door.

Jewelry Sale at Nanticoke
$5 jewelry sale, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital main lobby, Thursday, April 20, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary.

Laurel Legion Poker Night
Poker only night at Laurel American Legion Home on Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Laurel Post 19 Legion Home, on Laurel Road (Rt. 24) east of Rt. 13. Entrance $3 a person. There will be light refreshments and sodas. Call Fred Dykes 875-3583 for more information.

Zoo Stampede-Earth Day
Salisbury Zoo will be hosting Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m., 5K race). Food, special guests and activities for the kids. Give-a-ways sponsored by Delmarva Power and Cold Stone Creamery. Call 410-548-3188 for more information.

Laurel Chamber Breakfast
Laurel Chamber of Commerce Adminstrative Professionals Day Appreciation Breakfast, Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Centenary U.M. Church, Laurel. The speaker will be Carol Lynch of Seaford who will take about "You Are A V.I.P." The cost of the buffet breakfast is $8; the deadline to register is April 19. Phone 875-9319 or contact by e-mail to info@laurelchamber.com.

Chamber Appreciation Lunch
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce administrative professionals' appreciation luncheon, Wednesday, April 26, noon, Seaford Golf & Country Club, $13.50. RSVP to the chamber by April 19 (629-9690). Speaker is Pam Tull; "The Joy of Being a Woman." Buffet lunch, door prizes and gift bags.

Day in the Park Needs Vendors
Delmar's 30th annual Day in the Park is looking for food and craft vendors for the Saturday, June 3 event. Booths start at $35. Call 846-3336.

Yard Sale in Delmar
Concerned Citizens of Delmar spring yard sale, Saturday, April 29, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., State Street Park. For vendor information, contact Melanie Boltz at 846-3079. Rain date is May 6. Part of the proceeds will go to the Delmar Historical Museum.

Delmar PTA Basket Bingo
Delmar Elementary PTA Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, April 27, Salisbury Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Delmar Elementary PTA. For tickets call 1-410-677-5178.

Wellhead Protection Committee
Source water protection area study committee organizational meeting, on Wednesdsay, April 26, at 3 p.m., Sussex County Council west complex on U.S. 113 north, Georgetown. For additional information contact Richard Kautz in the Sussex County Planning & Commission Office at 855-7885.

FOP Basket Bingo
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9 Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information phone 629-8087

Get In Gear Family Bike Rally
Third annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally, Trap Pond State Park, Saturday, May 6 (raindate is May 7), registration at 8:30 a.m. Adults, $12; youth under 16, $6. T-shirts and free entertainment by Tony Windsor. Raffles and concessions. Dedication of new bike trail at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara or Charles Wise, 875-5537.

Miss and Little Miss Laurel
Miss Laurel and Little Miss 2006 Pageant, Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m., Laurel High School auditorium, Central Avenue, Laurel. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for students.

Aviation Hall of Fame Dinner
On Saturday, May 6, Spring Aviation Honors Banquet, at Wilmington College, New Castle campus, 6:30 p.m. Beef and chicken buffet. Guest speaker will be famous test pilot Scott Crossfield. Nine aviation awards given. $17 per person. Call 368-8889.

Spring Garden Tour May 6
Mt. Olivet U.M. Church (Seaford) spring garden tour, Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 on the day of the tour. Phone 629-2466 for more information.

SVFD Auxiliary Basket Bingo
Seaford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m., Seaford Volunteer Fire Company. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information phone 245-9463, 629-2378 or 410-376-3005.

TRIPS

Trip To West Virginia
AARP chapter 1084 trip to West Virginia May 3-5 including sternwheeler ride to Blennerhassett Island, mansion tour, Fenton Glass and Middleton Doll factory tours, Smoot Theater. Cost of $335 a person includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two dinners. A $35 deposit required at sign-up. Contact Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.

Trip to Myrtle Beach
Widowed Persons Service trip to Myrtle Beach, May 8-12. Trip includes tour of historic Georgetown, S.C., Brookgreen Gardens, three shows, backstage tour of Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach. Cost $499 (double occupancy), also includes four nights lodging at the Landmark Hotel, four breakfasts, four dinners and all gratuities. Trip insurance available. For more information call Frances Horner, 629-4416.

Trip To Inner Harbor
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation trip to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Saturday, May 13, leaving the back parking lot of the high school at 8:30 a.m. and leaving Baltimore at 4 p.m. The cost is $18 a person; there are 46 seats available. Call 629-6809.

Orioles Vs. Yankees
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation Orioles vs. Yankees trip, Friday, June 2, to Camden Yards. The cost is $44 for each ticket and the bus. Tickets are in section 86 by the bullpen. The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the high school at 4 p.m.

Trip to Cape Cod
Laurel Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and the islands, June 19-23. Cost: $599 per person which includes round trip motor coach, four nights at Heritage House Hotel, four buffet breakfasts, four full dinners, guided tours to Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket Island, harbor cruise, taxes and tips, baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play For Kids
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months to May 22. Closed on school holidays.